Thursday, March 22, 2012
A Thai Food Birthday Celebration at Jack Tree Restaurant in Colombo
What a better way to re-live that long-missed dining experience he used to have regularly than in celebrating his most important day that comes just once a year? …… And we are more than delighted and willing to join him …… to contribute in the fun …… as he savors the unique flavors. For we know, with Thai foods tickling our taste buds …… it is not just happy but a really very spicy birthday. :-)
Known before as the Siamese cuisine, Thai food is the national cuisine of Thailand. Generally composed of lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and pronounced spiciness, Thai cuisine is among the fastest-growing and most popular world cuisines today. Amazingly, it has established quite a following in the international food scene. Yes, Carlo is among the avid ones and probably will include us very soon. A few more dinner treats from Carlo and it is very likely that we could be a full pledge convert - lovers not only of Filipino cuisine but also of Thai foods.
Thai food is basically prepared light. It has tantalizing flavor and richness but without all the heavy carbs & calories. Like most Asian foods, it is known for its balance of the fundamental taste senses such as sour, sweet, salty and bitter. The significant influences of its neighboring countries such as China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, and Malaysia can be easily traced in its dishes …… blending flavors and cooking techniques that make Thai food truly wonderful. We can’t blame Carlo for loving it so much.
Apparently the restaurant still does not have license to sell liquor but we were allowed by the waiters to buy some beer in the grocery across the street and they happily served it along our dishes. We can’t imagine having a toast for Carlo’s birthday with plain water. :-)
There were several groups of customers already seated waiting for their meals when we arrived, both expats and locals. Several more expats arrived in groups as we wait for the food.
It was really a night of good food, worthy conversation and …… truly a grand time. We wish to once again greet our friend Carlo a very Happy Birthday …… “Maligayang Kaarawan” in the Philippine language …… and of course having just eaten a lot of Thai foods by all means I have to do it in Thai which goes “Sook Sun Wan Gerd”. I just hope I got that correctly. :)
We will be preparing and sharing here some nice Thai dishes very soon. Wait for it! c“,)